Science Stage 4
Science Stage 5
Biology Stage 6
Biological Diversity and Organisation of Living Things
Maintaining a Balance
Earth & Environment
Earths Resources and Human Impact
Environments Through Time
Geography Stage 4
Landscapes and Landforms
Place and Liveability
Geography Stage 5
Environmental Change & Mgmt.
Geography Stage 6
Ecosystems at Risk
Senior Urban Study
Primary Stage 1
Primary Stage 2
Primary Stage 3
Meet the Staff
Long Reef Rock Platform, Collaroy
Narrabeen Rock Platform, North Narrabeen
Rock platform excursions begin with acknowledging that the sites are nature reserves and encouraging the students to consider what role these have in the heavily human impacted coast line.
We then move out onto the rock platform and look at the various physical environments. These are understood by measuring the temperature and salinity as well as investigating the animals, plants and algae present and the structural features of these organisms.
Botany Bay, Towra Point
At Botany Bay we are able to investigate the sea grass and mangrove environments, comparing the living and non-living aspects of both. We do this with the aid of scientific equiptment and an animal catch in both environments as well as investigating the variations in plant species.
Long Reef Beach,
Cronulla Beach, Cronulla
As we head over the sand dunes from front to back we see great variations in the plant and animal species present, responding to the changing physical environment. The students are set the task of understanding why this relationship exists and what patterns they can see.
This is undertaken with the help of scientific equipment such as soil moisture meters, coverscopes and plant identification keys.
We also investigate a mini beast, considering how it grows and survives within the physical environment.
We also look at how the coasts are impacted on by humans. Impacts include the introduction of invasive plant and animal species as well as increased erosion of the shore line as a result of development.
Bantry Bay, Frenchs Forest
Camp Kedron, Ingleside
Camp Coutts, Waterfall
Mt Keira, Wollongong
All of our bush land sites are on a slope, allowing us to undertake research into how plant species respond to the variations in the physical environment between the top and bottom of a hill. We use a range of scientific equipment including soil moisture meters, coverscopes and plant identification keys. In doing so we investigate what various plant species need to survive.
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For pressing matters such as wet weather call Connie: 0416 060 690
PO BOX 5159
Elanora Hts 2101
02 9970 6456
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